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. >>> thanks very much. happening now, president obama on this day he has some time to raise money in person, but only time for a phone call with israel's leader. more criticism coming in. we're also looking at the obama administration's evolving attempts to explain who's responsible for the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. is the confusion becoming a political liability? and mitt romney says he has a little secret. you're going to hear him predict he'll win a state most experts think is safely in president obama's column. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're down to just 39 days until the presidential election. in about 20 minutes the president begins a series of fundraisers right here in washington. those are the only public events on his calendar today. yet this is the same day the president didn't have time for a face-to-face meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's in new york. instead they spoke by phone. here's cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian. dan. >> reporter: wolf, the white house always stresses that the presid
. president obama and prime minister netanyahu attended the united nations general assembly in new york, but at different times. the white house insisted it was a scheduling issue, not a snub. no meetings, no handshakes. but today a follow-up phone call that a senior administration official told cnn lasted more than 20 minutes. in a statement released by the white house, the conversation included "a range of security issues," the president reaffirmed his commitment to israel security. and the two leaders were in full agreement on preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. prime minister netanyahu has been pressuring the u.s. to lay down a so-called red line on iran that would prompt military action. at the u.n. he used a prop to drive home his point. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: while some have accused the prime minister of pressuring the president to help gop nominee mitt romney, mr. netanyahu has said his actions are not tied to the u.s. political calendar. the white
. >> the obama administration is facing serious questions whether the deaths of the four men could have been prevented because of ongoing security concerns. the state department official says the u.s. is drawing down its staff and embassy in libya's capit capital. >>> we just got word mitt romney will have a phone call conversation with benjamin netanyahu and so will president obama. it comes two days after president obama stood before the united nations and warned against a nuclear iran. yesterday, netanyahu underscored iran having a nuclear bomb and shrugged off. he said the world may be months away from the point of no return. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. befo before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. before iran gets to a point where it's a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium from making a nuclear weapon. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad accused israel of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing. netanyahu fired back saying the state hood of palestinians cann
and president obama. we want to get your thoughts on that this morning. who do you trust on foreign policy in campaign 2012. the numbers are on your screen. you can get in touch with us via social media -- host: we will take a look at an article by james kitfield in "the national journal." he will be our guest later in the airport. the election is a test of competing world views. this is from the august 27 edition. now, regarding governor running romney -- we will look at some points of conflict regarding different areas around the globe but let's go to the phones. our first call regarding campaign 2012 -- who do you trust on foreign policy? our first call comes from south carolina, good morning. caller: thanks for taking my call. i trust president obama. mitt romney wants to go to war again with by ren and we don't need another war. -- with iran and we don't need another war. obama has done everything he can as president. we had a national tragedy and he wants to politicize it. i don't trust mitt romney. he wants to go to war again. i love with the president is doing. people wanted freedo
on this monday, september 17, 2012. president obama traveled to ohio today to continue touting his efforts for the u.s. auto industry. he will make an official complaint with the world trade organization alleging china is undercutting the american automobile industry. former massachusetts governor mitt romney takes its campaign to california today to speak? the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. the anti-muslim video sparking debate in this country and others about whether government can or should control internet content. we want to get your take on that question this morning. the white house asked google to review its policy on the video. some calling it an unusual step and perhaps unprecedented from the u.s. government. what are your thoughts on best? -- on this? tweet. a or contact us on facebook. or e-mail us. here is the front page of the business section of the new york times this morning. a similar article was also in the washington post on sunday -- excuse me, on friday. harold is a democrat in ohio. should the government be controlling content on the web? caller: i don't think so
obama and mitt romney will argue domestic issues next week. the obama campaign released a scathing commercial taking a shot at romney's remarks that 47% of americans don't pay income tax. >>> 47% of the people will vote for the people no matter what. they believe they are victims, they believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled. >> romney put out two new ads. saying his policies will make life better for voters. susan mcginnis is in washington with all of this this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, terrell. romney is in pennsylvania today, not airing any ads in the state today. this is a state that hasn't supported a republican in nearly 25 years. apparently his visit, according to his aides talking privately is more about fund-raising to try to sort of slow the president's momentum with early voting in many areas under way. early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this ma
obama got a lift literally from a super enthusiastic supporter during the president's weekend. this was the bus tour in florida and he stopped by big apple pizza and pasta restaurant in fort pierce. you see right therech the owner so -- there. the owner so excited he lifted the president a foot off ground. >> i guess i got caught up in the moment. it's a brief moment when i knew he was coming. he opened up the door and he was like where's scott and when i saw him he came right at me and shook my hand and i was just so excited i just gave him a big hug and pkd him up. it was crazy. >> he says despite what people think he didn't discuss the hug with secret service and the president was genuinely surprised. the florida shop owner describes himself as a register republican who voted for obama back in 2008 and plans to do so again this november. >>> maybe you twist the edges apart and lick the frosting or dunk the cookie in a glass of milk. who knows. but everybody certainly has an oreo routine to enjoy the cookie. that routine is being twisted apart. kraft foods releasing look at
michelle obama is visiting the campusstoday... for a fundraising is ánotá open to the public. actor clint eastwood's speech with an empty chair at the republican national convention insppred a texas homeowner to make a political statement that's caussng a lot of controversy.the man hunggan empty folding chair with an american flag from a tree in his front yard... meant to symbolize president obama.some neighbors complained it was racist.lydia pantazes tracked down the homeowner. homeowner. --reporter pkg-as follows -- (nats)as we walked up to bud johnson's home in north austin he was outside taking down the controversial display that many are calling racist."i would advise you to get the áááá away from here. that is not a request, that's on order."that was the start of our interactton with bud.wee made sure to stay on the street, off his property...but we wanted to know why he had put up the display in the first place.reporter: ("why do you have this chair up?")"have you ever heard of the clint eastwood thing- the empty chair?"he admitted it was a symbol of president oba
weekend on the campaign trail. president obama just returned from a stop in the swing state of florida on zipped. his republican challenger attended church with his family in massachusetts. -- of florida on sunday. new polls show the president got a bounce from the democratic convention and now leads romney by about five percentage points. >>> meanwhile, congress gets back to work this week following its summer recess. a vote is expected soon to temporarily extend current government spending levels. the extension would last for the next six months delaying talk of more cuts beyond the november election. >>> another big story we are following. he is a former navy seal who took part in the raid that led to the death of osama bin laden. and if the first time, he is talking about the book that has made him the source of much controversy. now, he wrote no easy day under the pen name marcoen and for security ropes, his appearance and voice were altered in last night's interview to cbs' 60 minutes. >> this operation was one ever of the most significant operations in u.s. history and it is som
wrapped up in charlotte, north carolina last night with president obama's rousing speech. >> he of course accepted his renomination for president. nicole collins is live in charlotte with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with two months until the election day, president obama used last night to try to win over undecided voters and also to try and revive the excitement that powered his first presidential run. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president, full of zingers, slammed mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president justice department also renominated thursday. >> one more thing, our republican opponents are just dead wrong about, america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president speaking in the rhetoric the country is now
. >>> president barack obama is now in the lead over republican mitt romney in a bran new cnn/orc poll. likely voters give the president a six-point lead, 52% to 46%. last week they were deadlocked at 48%. in a wider sampling of all registered voters a "washington post"/abc news poll has mr. obama ahead of mr. romney 50% to 44%. >>> a scary moment during wwe's monday night raw that was a bill too real here. legendary wrestler jerry "the king" lawler collapsed during last night's live broadcast. the co-host broke the news to fans with an empty chair next to him. >> i want to preface this by saying that this is not part of tonight's entertainment. this is a real-life situation. my broadcast colleague jerry "the king" lawler earlier on tonight collapsed midmatch while on commentary. he was -- he fell out of his chair to the floor below. doctors were here immediately. emergency personnel would stretcher him out of the arena where he received cpr. >> lawler was rushed to the hospital. a statement on the wwe's website says he suffered a heart attack. >>> actress angelina jolie on a
first time and the family members will be the only ones to speak. president obama and the first will be here this morning. bills of more don't will be tolled in shanksville, pennsylvania. there will be moments of silence expected to be a somber moment that will be happening at events throughout the day. that will be something to follow. reporting live, brianne carter. >> the service and the pentagon several memorials planned for today. offered at the national cathedral at 8:45. members of congress will assemble care packages for soldiers at 10:00 a.m. at 11:30, a national day of will be held on freedom plaza in northwest. on the anniversary of 9/11, we honor some four-legged heroes. the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, itsour arms graduating of explosives detection dogs and their handlers. the teams server around the country in public venues, keeping us say it's. e you inside the training as they head out to the field. the story tonight at 5:00. investigators try to sort out an overnight incident in northwest blockmidnight in the 1200 of pennsylvania avenue. taken to hospit
will be in our area. he'll hold a rally in fairfax. today president obama will be in nevada a day after mitt romney was there. the president will hold a rally in las vegas this evening. nevada is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested states this election year. a poll shows romney and obama essentially tied in the silver state. romney spoke at the national guard convention in reno yesterday. >>> major credit agency moody's is warning it may downgrade the u.s. credit rating if the government fails to avoid the fiscal cliff at the epd of the year. that's the expiration of the bush tax cuts plus tax increases and spending cuts that will automatically take place as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling. lower ratings means the government may have to pay higher interest rates on some of its $16 trillion debt. >>> on wall street investors are hoping for another day like yesterday. the dow closed at a five-year high. it ended the day at 13,323. that's its highest closing level since december of 2007. expectations on europe's financial crisis at a federal reserve meeting gave stocks a b
of pentagon, barack obama laid wreath to late -- to honor the people who died from flight crashed.t the president says more than a decade after, the country is safer and our people are resilient. you never be alone. your loved ones will never be forgotten. they will endure in the hearts nation because, through sacrifice, they helped us america we are today that a sitting outside the these two talked-about terror attacks. ehey hope not to forget th importance of that day. >> it shocked all us. to hold onto that and hold on to the feelings and emotions of that time. morning,hout the to the hillle came pentagon ande and stop and stare across at the pentagon. the president went to arlington cemetery after leaving here and he is expected to visit walter reed later this afternoon. we will have more on that throughout the day. we will honor some four-legged hero is. the bureau alcohol tobacco and firearms graduates is 100 class explosion detective dogs. they keep us safe and tonight at inside training on these canines. ofday is the sentencing five men convicted of one of crimes inest was
, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. president obama and firstly, michelle obama, will observe a moment of silence at 8:35 eastern time, the same time when flight 11 struck the tower. there is a shot of the pentagon this morning with a flag draped over that building. meanwhile, mitt romney will be speaking at the national guard's annual conference. flags across washington today are at half mast to mark the anniversary. there are hearings on capitol hill. on the house side they will take a look at preventing terrorists from entering united states. "usa today" on their front page "as time passes." it says here -- host: p.j., a democrat, new jersey. you are up first. caller: i see this event as a different thing. i look at it from an engineering standpoint. this is the first time that steele has ever been melted by fire outside of a blast furnace. there was a tremendous chance to study this event that was not allowed. host: all right, virginia. parker, independent line. good morning. caller: we should be honoring those who lost their lives 10 years ago. and we should
at the national cathedral. president obama and the first lady will attend a ceremony at the pentagon. more on that coming up in the next half-hour. >> a house hearing on operations fast and furious that was set for today has been rescheduled for september 19. but justice department inspector general will discuss the botched begun operation -- gun operation. in june a house panel voted to hold attorney general eric holder in contempt for not turning over the documents it wanted. >> investigators and family members appealing for help in solving the murder of a prince george's county honor student. amber stanley's mother and hundred the people attended a community meeting in upper marlboro last night. the 17-year-old was shot to death and her kettering home three weeks ago. police have little to share about the murder, which has traumatized the community. >> we need the community to pull together and get this person or persons who did this horrendous murder that killed my good baby. >> police are looking at numerous possibilities in this case. they don't believe amber stanley's killing was ra
the attacks at the pentagon, new york and pennsylvania, president obama remembers those lost and ensures the world our country is safer and our people are resilient. welcome, i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's september 11, 2012. with the ringing of the bell and a bugler playing "taps," president barack obama, first lady michelle obama and white house staffers observed a moment of silence for those who lost their lives 11 years ago. just one of many happening today. news 4s megan mcgrath live on the pentagon where another ceremony wrapped up. hey, megan. >> reporter: that's right. the ceremony just wrapped up here. many family members moved over to the victims memorial, which is closed to the general public, reserved for the family members to have a quiet moment this afternoon to reflect. the ♪ itself was short. only a few people spoke, including president barack obama. that was done on purpose. there was an effort here to keep this event low key and to limit the attendance to those who lost loved ones in the attack on the pentagon. the sunrises above the pentagon usherin
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a hearing with the utility company. >>> turning now to the presidential race, new polls give president obama a slight bounce following last week's democratic convention. now that the conventions are over, the final stages of the campaigns are under way. fox 5's melanie alnwick is following the latest on capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. president obama and mitt romney hitting all the hot button issues in key battleground states, jobs, the economy, medicare. campaign schedules are filling up and as usual florida and ohio are in the crosshairs. >>> reporter: here's something you don't see every day, the president hoisted in the air by a burleigh and enthusiastic pizza shop owner in fort pierce, florida but the president spent the weekend trying to get up close and personal with as many voters as possible across the sunshine state with a line of attack aimed squarely at his rival's tax plan. >> it was like two plus one equals five. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but there is some math the president agrees with. after last week's democratic convention in charlotte, he seems to have gotten a sm
>>> good morning. the race is on. president obama and mitt romney criss-crossing the nation over the holiday weekend. the republican challenger touching down in storm-ravaged louisiana, the president headed there next. will it help them sway the undecideds? >>> health scare. officials saying that some 10,000 people who stayed in tent cabins at yosemite national park this summer may be at risk for contracting a deadly virus. >>> and eastwooding. fresh off his performance at the republican convention, movie icon clint eastwood has inspired a new phenomenon, and it's a big hit online today, saturday, september 1st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. and empty chairs across the country have never been so happy before, ever. i mean, empty chairs everywhere are finally getting their time in the spotlight wait until the chair says something. you know who else was almost sitting next to an empty chair? >> here we go. >> this girl right here. i don't ever want to
anniversary. president obama will stay in washington and participate in ceremonies at the white house and the pentagon. monday families already gathered near shanksville, pennsylvania, along with defense secretary leon panetta. they were remembering the victims who died fighting to keep their plane from reaching the capitalcapital. >> they gave their lives for all they loved. they gave their lives for the families they loved and for the country they loved. and there is no greater sacrifice >> reporter: back in lower manhattan construction is resuming on the memorial museum that sat unfinished for nearly a year while the port authority, which owns the site, battled over financing with the memorial foundation. >> i'm gratified that on the eve of 9/11 we're able to announce an agreement that i think will ensure the completion of the 9/11 museum. >> without a museum this memorial doesn't teach you anything. it doesn't tell them anything about what happened on that day. >> reporter: a positive step forward on a project that for many will make this tribute complete. and some more relief for
, the president and first lady stopped at arlington national cemetery paying their respects. president obama met privately with wounded soldiers at walter reid national military medical center. >>> the pentagon memorial served as a place for comfort and peace today. hundreds of people visited the site to reflect and to remember. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has the story. >> on a stretch of land just next to the pentagon sit 183 benches, clearing 183 names for each of the victims that died here on 9/11. >> i don't know. it's just a wonderful place to sit and reflect. >> marlene and don of iowa had a brother-in-law who worked in the pentagon. he wasn't here on 9/11, but they know others weren't so lucky. >> we see the importance of it that we do honor all the people that died in the crash. >> these benches are layed out in the order of the victims ages. julian was in high school on 9/11 and spent much of the last ten years in the u.s. army. >> it was a catalyst to the things that inevitably happened after i joined the military. so i deployed to iraq and support of operation iraqy freedom. so yes,
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. despite the lack of fire reported today in the economy. on his way to the convention president obama into a rally. he did not mention today's bad economic news. factory activity down for a third straight month. construction spending is down. more needs to be done. >> on thursday night that will offer what i believe is a better path forward. creating jobs, good jobs. >> and obama goal is to get voter groups we-fired up and ready to go. in last month's poll, 52% of young voters, 49% of latinos said they are enthusiastic about the election. 20 points lower than last time. democrats hope michelle obama can help tonight, urging a big turnout. >> it is our responsibility at whatever age to exercise their rights that people before us fought for us to have. >> i am going to be home watching it with our gross. i am going to try to not let them see their dad cry. because when she starts talking, i get misty. >> mitt romney's running mate continued his counter dnc tour. >> after four years of runaround, what america needs is a turnaround. >> back in charlotte, there is heavy security. some demo
blocking the of the roadway. >> thank you. coming up, if you love michelle obama's convention address, you can soon get your own. we will tell you where and for how much. of her medical battle made headlines, but we now learning more about bacteria. g spread in ation of one day. more on the remarkable recovery, coming up. >> at 6:00, the big announcement than 24 hours away -- find on the newest iphone? a previe anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? cae voting for questioion seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cuttincasino subsidies. question seven. goodobs and better sools in maryland. not west virginia. saw her speaking katie correct about her battle with a rare flesh eating bacteria. what exactly is that? where can it be found? talked with a local doctor some answers. it is a very frightening when
top defense officials will speak as well as president obama. let's get the latest now from fox 5's melanie alnwick. >> reporter: the president and first lady will have a moment of silence and then travel here to the pentagon for the september 11th memorial ceremony. here's a look at how things are going to go this morning. at 9:30 president obama will lay a wreath and we'll hear the national anthem. 9:37 is the moment of silence to mark when the plane hit the pentagon. there'll be remarks by the president and defense officials and then a rendition of "america the beautiful." it left dulles airport at 8:20 a.m. instead five hijackers took over the plane and turned it around and crashed into the pentagon at 9:37 a.m. killing all 56 passengers as well as the hijackers. it hit on the western side and one section of the building collapsed. 125 workers here that day were also killed and many of them civilians, the memorial was completed and open to the public in 2008. the seventh anniversary of the attacks. it's usually own 24/7 but today it will be closed for the morning's ceremonies an
from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning. president obama and the first lady will observe a moment of silence on the south launch the white house and then they will take a helicopter here to the pentagon for a september 11th ceremony here as well. let's take you back to that day. american airlines flight 77 left dulles at 8:20 in the morning. it was supposed to go to last instead, five hijackers took over plane, turned it around and crashed no t. into the pentagon at 9:37:00 a.m. killing the crew of sick and all 53 passengers as well as the hijackers. the plane hit the building on the first floor level. one section of the building collapsed. 125 workers here that day were also killed. the pentagon memorial was completed and open to the public in 2008, the seventh anniversary of the attacks. it is usually open around the clock but it will be closed this morning for the ceremonies marking september 11th with the president and the first lady. defense secretary leon panetta will be in charge of those ceremonies this morning. here is a look at how things are going to go. president obama
" poll out now, that shows president obama getting a bounce now. and it shows insight as to why president obama may be pulling ahead and where romney's opportunities might lie. >>> what a night for tennis. andy murray winning his first grand slam in an epic match. one of the longest in tenney history. and 007, sean connery, was there, as predicted, to cheer on his fellow scot. >>> let's get to josh and the news. this frightening 9/11 report. >> on this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a new report out raising concerns about our vulnerable to potential terrorists. but not at the airports or along the borders. but inside our hospitals. pierre thomas is here with this new warning. >> reporter: good morning, josh. authorities have identified no specific plots on this anniversary 9/11, many threats remain, including the potential for radicals to get access to radioactive materials. that's why this new report is so alarming. this report says this 9/11, some hospitals have been lax in securing dangerous materials that the terrorists could use to make a radiological or dirty bomb. the goa ha
? >> reporter: chicago mayor rahm emanuel, an obama supporter, called romney's statement lip service. >> i don't really give two hoots about national comments scoring political points or trying to embarrass or whatever the president. >> what do we want? >> reporter: as negotiations drag on, frustrations are mounting on both sides and in many households. >> if the strike is off in a week, you're up to speed and you're not too far behind and you don't get a ton of homework, right? >> yeah. >> reporter: and, of course, i guess the only real good news out of this today, matt, is that the teachers and the school board do say that they will continue negotiating, and while they say progress is being made, and they say that each and every day, obviously not enough progress to get these kids back in the classroom. matt? >> kevin tibbles in chicago this morning, kevin, thank you very much. >> want to get a check of the day's other stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. today marks 11 years since the attacks of september 11th. despite the election looming just weeks
and neck. president obama leads mitt romney by six points according to the latest "washington post"/abc news poll. that is just a single point among likely voters. voters are also sharply divided on how they believe president obama is doing. just 48% of them approve of his performance. 50% disapprove. >>> the campaigns and groups supporting the candidates are spending hundreds of millions of dollars this election on ads. in fact, they've spent more than $500 million since march. and most of that money is flowing into battleground states particularly florida, ohio and virginia. in fact, campaigns and groups have spent more than $300 million in those three states alone. that's more than half of the total spent. and apparently republicans are not embracing this florida pizza shop owner quite as much as he embraced president obama. big apple pizza has gotten negative reviews on yelp since its owner bear hugged the president. one claimed she felt compelled to disrespect the restaurant as much as the president disrespects our constitution. he's received plenty of positive responses. the
responders out on the tarmac. president obama visited wounded troops at walter reid medical center. >>> washington, d.c. is remembering 9/11 and the people who died with several events. this morning, mary visited some of the fire stations that sent firefighters to the pentagon. thanked him for their service and served them breakfast. city leaders and government workers performed an afternoon of service for veterans and first responders down at freedom plaza. >> the city of frederick, maryland, is honoring the victims of september 11 with a special flag. that flag was donated by the daughters of the american revolution and the red, white, and blue flags have images of the twin towers, the pentagon, and the cracked liberty bell. that flag will fly in front of city hall all week long. >> today, a local hospital is marking this anniversary by making sure its staff members are ready in the event of another major emergency. it is simulating both buy logical and natural disasters all for the purposes of training. >> i'm andrea mccarren at southern maryland hospital center in clinton wh
obama is could to speak along with other top pentagon brass and we'll have live coverage. >> in addition to the services at the pentagon, there are remembrance ceremonies and events in communities newout northern virginia and maryland. there are also service projects in the district and on capitol hill. >>> up in the big apple, a commemmoration ceremony is set for later this morning. but this year, no government officials will be speaking at ground zero. family members will instead read the names of the victims who died 11 years ago today. in pennsylvania, 40 lanterns lit up the night last night. thousands of people gathered at the memorial site in shanksville to remember those who were lost. later on today, vice president joe bidening scheduleto visit the flight 93 memorial. >>> leopanetta stopped by the memorial yesterday in shanksville where he toured the wall of names. it pays tribute to the 40 passengers and crew members who lost their lives taking down the plane to d.c. >>> the number two in yemen has been killed. it is not the first time it has been reported that he was killed. he
from president bush to president obama, people have accused elected officials of using these anniversaries for political gain, especially during a presidential campaign. there's also the sense that after the big ten-year anniversary last year, perhaps it's time to scale back these big commemorative events and allow the victims's families have more privacy, more intimacy. so this year politicians have been banned from speaking at the ground zero ceremony and that includes president obama. instead he will be meeting with soldiers at walter reed. he will also be attending a private ceremony at the pentagon memorial. >> americans across the country will take a moment to reflect upon the events of september 11, 2001, and all that our country has been through together since then. >> reporter: it was 11 years ago this morning that that third plane crashed into the pentagon at 9:37 a.m. at that exact moment this morning, there will be a moment of silence at arlington national cemetery. there will also be that private ceremony that the president will be attending at the pentagon
shoulder to shoulder. >> reporter: at the white house, president obama participated in a moment of silence. late aert the pentagon, he offered hope following a ceremony remembering those killed when a hijacked plane targeted the building. >> no single event can ever change who we are. >> reporter: those same themes of courage rang out near shanksville, pennsylvania, where passengers fought to keep a plane from crashing the capitol. >> we've not forgotten the heroism of your husbands, wives, sons, daughters, mother, fathers. >> reporter: so many fighting for a country they believed in. despite the pain, there are isle signs of healing. this new world trade tower i'm standing in which should be complete in just over a year is a sign to many the city is beginning to move on. danielle leigh. now back to you. >> u.s. troops in kabul, afghanistan, marked the anniversary of the terror attacks at several memorial services. in october of 2001, the u.s. and allies invaded afghanistan. the goal was to oust the taliban regime for sheltering al qaeda leaders who planned the 9/11 attacks. military leade
will be campaigning this week. michelle obama will visit the university of mary washington in fredericksburg on thursday. the first lady was supposed to come to fredericksburg several weeks ago but canceled that appearance after the colorado movie theater shooting. >>> 6:06 is your time now. 55 degrees. new guidance for parents before they rush their kids to the doctor for something that's bound to happen this school year. >>> plus, there is a chill in the air this morning. you may find yourself reaching for the heat on your drive in, as i did. weather and traffic on the 1s. weather and traffic on the 1s. >>> and next, some video that ♪ you know, ronny... weather and traffic on the 1s. >>> and next, some video that folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? i'd say happier than a bodybuilder directing traffic. he does look happy. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. together in midair. how this ended. >>> we take a look here, you can tell this is video of a midair collision
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